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D-backs poised to host first doubleheader

PITTSBURGH -- For the first time in team history, the D-backs will play host to a doubleheader when they take on the Marlins in a day-night twin bill on Aug. 22.

The doubleheader came about because the D-backs were scheduled to play 23 straight games, which is a violation of the Basic Agreement between the owners and the players. Therefore, Major League Baseball allowed them to have an off-day Aug. 23 and move the Marlins game scheduled for that day to Aug. 22.

The first game will start at 12:40 p.m. MST, while the second one will begin at 6:40 p.m. MST.

The D-backs will give away commemorative pins to fans who attend both of the games. Fans attending the first game will receive a voucher and will need to present the voucher when they come through the gates at the start of the second game to receive the limited-edition doubleheader pin.

The doubleheader will be the first in a domed or retractable roof stadium since Sept. 26, 2007, when the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians played a makeup game at Safeco Field from a snow out in Cleveland.

The D-backs will offer fans a Doubleheader Deal which includes a regular hot dog, regular popcorn and regular drink for just $6 at any Doubleheaders concession stand. The team will also offer discounts on merchandise at the Team Shop, including player T-shirts for $19.98 rather than the usual $28. In addition, limited-edition D-backs doubleheader T-shirts will be available in the Team Shop for $25 while supplies last.

Several downtown businesses are offering fans special deals between games. For the most up-to-date deals, visit dbacks.com/doubleheader.

  Both games will be televised by Fox Sports Arizona and heard on KTAR Arizona Sports 620 and ESPN Deportes 710 AM.

Tickets can be purchased online.

PITTSBURGH -- For the first time in team history, the D-backs will play host to a doubleheader when they take on the Marlins in a day-night twin bill on Aug. 22.

The doubleheader came about because the D-backs were scheduled to play 23 straight games, which is a violation of the Basic Agreement between the owners and the players. Therefore, Major League Baseball allowed them to have an off-day Aug. 23 and move the Marlins game scheduled for that day to Aug. 22.

The first game will start at 12:40 p.m. MST, while the second one will begin at 6:40 p.m. MST.

The D-backs will give away commemorative pins to fans who attend both of the games. Fans attending the first game will receive a voucher and will need to present the voucher when they come through the gates at the start of the second game to receive the limited-edition doubleheader pin.

The doubleheader will be the first in a domed or retractable roof stadium since Sept. 26, 2007, when the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians played a makeup game at Safeco Field from a snow out in Cleveland.

The D-backs will offer fans a Doubleheader Deal which includes a regular hot dog, regular popcorn and regular drink for just $6 at any Doubleheaders concession stand. The team will also offer discounts on merchandise at the Team Shop, including player T-shirts for $19.98 rather than the usual $28. In addition, limited-edition D-backs doubleheader T-shirts will be available in the Team Shop for $25 while supplies last.

Several downtown businesses are offering fans special deals between games. For the most up-to-date deals, visit dbacks.com/doubleheader.

  Both games will be televised by Fox Sports Arizona and heard on KTAR Arizona Sports 620 and ESPN Deportes 710 AM.

Tickets can be purchased online.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.